I'm sorry for venting... I went to try on wedding dresses for the first time this past weekend and found a dress that I absolutely love. Well, my 2 best friends and my sister went with me. They also fell in love with the dress. When my mom finally arrived, she saw me in the dress and couldnt even crack a smile. She looked at the dress in almost disgust. I was SO sad. THEN, i took my soon to be mother in law to see it. I was wearing it when she walked in the store. She did the same exact thing! I cried the whole way home. Luckily my honey was there to comfort me and tell me I'm beautiful and he's sure the dress is, too. I'm debating on just eloping. But, I could never leave my dad out... Any advice on how to deal with mean mothers and MILs? I've decided not to include my fi's mom in anything else. But, my mom, i want her involved. But I hate her cynical attitude about everything. Help!